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presidential debates now. >> reporter: who could forget that wink. then-governor sarah palin winking during her 2008 debate with fellow vice presidential nominee joe biden. not just once, but some half a dozen times. then there's senator lloyd benson's dig at senator dan quayle in 1988. >> i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: memorable moments, but hardly game-changers. while presidential debates can affect the outcome of an election, vice presidential debates like this week's upcoming match-up between vice president biden and his gop challenger paul ryan, are a different animal. >> you need to be able to see that each vice presidential candidate has hit the standard of readiness, that they will be ready in an emergency in a national crisis to be able to step into the oval office and to take the reins of the presidency. but beyond that in terms of the actual debate itself, unless there is a star killing or star catching moment, it rarely changes the course of the debate. >> reporter: democratic strategist donna bazille says the fi
, i love it even more. that was a recent debate moment between alaska governor sarah palin, and joe biden back in 2008. in earlier interviews, sarah palin had called joe biden obiden. bringing back the classics brings me back to tonight. the presidential debate is looming. the economy will dominate. but look at what is also up for debate. check out segment four. health care. if there is a potential achilles heel where both president obama and mitt romney are vulnerable, it is on this one, folks. two words. obama care, and romney care. and then there is also romney's current health care proposals too up for debate. let's bring in elizabeth cohen to lay out these plans. because this could really unfold in a whole bunch of different ways. the plans are like this. there are so many similarities and differences, exactly how do they differ. >> and voters were so passionate about health because it affects all of us. of all the six segments this is the most interesting one, i'm biased, but still i think people are going to care about this one. let's lay out the basic differences between the
is this week on thursday and our athena jones takes a look at what to expect. >> reporter: then governor sarah palin wanking during the 2000 debate with presidential nominee joe biden. not just once but half a dozen times and senator dan quayle in 1978. >> i knew jab jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: memorable moments but hardly game-changers. vice-presidential debates like this week's upcoming matchup between vice president biden and his gop challenger paul ryan are a different animal. >> you need to be able to see that each vice-presidential candidate has hit the standard of readiness, that they'll be ready in the event of a national crisis to step into the oval office and take the reins of presidency. beyond that, unless there's a star-killing or star-catching moment, it rarely changes the course of the debate. >> reporter: democratic strategist donna hill says the first step here is to do no harm. >> try not to break any ground. this is not an audition for 2016. >> i don't like a damn thing about it. >> reporter: biden who only p
-founder of home depot. >> sarah palin will be joining us. as you know, and you have been championing -- champ in in this like nobody's business. he wants to make it front and center in the debate tonight. indications are that it will be. that should suit him just well. now we will see whether the answers. and alan simpson, as you know, tends to be a bipartisan basilar if they don't answer those questions. gerri: it's going to be fun. i'll be watching. good luck. drink a lot of coffee. >> exactly. gerri: thank you. well, as president obama and mitt romney square off tonight they will do so under a strict set of rules. these guidelines have been established by the commission on presidential debates. that is a real thing. here is the format. six, 15-minute segments. the first three and the economy followed by health care and the role of government. the moderator from pbs will ask president obama the first question and then candidates will alternate for all 90 minutes. for each question the candidates will have two minutes to respond and are not permitted to talk to each other. much more on the d
's watch this one. >> say it ain't so, joe. >> you know who that is. >> sarah palin. >> sarah palin versus joe biden, very good. >> i was bringing up another one. that was lipstick on a pig. >> do you know why she came out and asked him is it okay if i call you joe? do you know the reason? >> i'll let you answer ha. >> she kept messing up his name and calling him joe o'biden. >> here's our last one. this one is different because it's purely visual. let's look at this one. >> that's okay. >> george h.w. bush in 1992. >> that's right. looking at his watch in the middle of the debate. like he had somewhere better to be. >> got to feed the meter. >> the one you didn't get that made me nervous as a staffer, al gore sighing. >> oh, yes, yes. >> talk about tea baits having an impact. gore was an an incline coming up and the debates stalled him out. >> as we're going out, we won't make this one a question. this is just parker doing her bill clinton impression. >> in my state when people lose their jobs, there's a good chance i'll know them by their name. >> yes. parker can feel your pain just like
. then candidate biden, vice-presidential nominee at the time had a walk a delicate balance with sarah palin. he had to be respectful of her on the stage and strong a lot of people thought it was a tie at theened of the debate wherever you stand on it want matter, but here is a clip from that, we'll get you to respond to that moment. >> you voted for the war and now you oppose the war, you're one who says, as so many politicians do, i was for it before i was against it or vice versa, americans are craving straight talk. hey, if you voted for it, tell us why you voted for it and you you also said that barack obama was not ready to be command ner chief and i know again you opposed the move he made to try it cut off funding for the troops and i roux inspect that for you, i don't know how you can defend that position now. >> remember, "saturday night live" of course, didn't want to answer her own questions, aski asking her own questions instead of answering the moderator. >> she was attacking the record and you'll see both do in the next debate. ryan will attack the current president of the presiden
the republican nominee, governor sarah palin of alaska, and the democratic nominee, joe biden of delaware. the commission on presidential debates is the sponsor of this event and the two remaining presidential debates. tonight's discussion will cover a wide range of topics, including domestic and foreign policy matters. it will be divided roughly into five-minute segments. each candidate will have 90 seconds to respond to a direct question and then an additional two minutes for rebuttal and follow-up. the order has been determined by a coin toss. the specific subjects and questions were chosen by me and have not been shared or cleared with anyone on the campaigns or on the commission. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain very polite, no cheers, applause, no untoward outbursts, except right at this minute now, as we welcome governor palin and senator biden. [applause] >> nice to meet you. >> it's a pleasure. >> hey, can i call you joe? >> thank you. thank you, gwen. thank you. thank you. [applause] >> welcome to you both. as we have determined by a coin toss, the first ques
that he wants to be their president too so just like sarah palin made the mistake of always calling him the -- he's running with terrorists and disrespecting the president, he's going to pay the price for that. >> all right. >> in the election this year. >> we'll see how that goes tonight. keep watching. keep watching bill. i've already heard you are a frequent caller and they love to have you on, so keep calling back. >> next to diane in baltimore maryland. are you there? >> yes, i am. >> great welcome to the bill press show. >> good morning, how are you? >> i'm fine, how are you? >> i'm wonderful. >> we could go on like this all morning. >> i'm good, by the way diane thank you for asking. [ laughter ] >> i watch you on msnbc and i just love when you're on there. i was wondering when you were going to come back, because you were gone for a while and you're really good. >> thank you. bill has always been a really good friend to me and he likes having me here and i'm happy to sit in the chair for an hour or two this week. >> i love his show, too. >> what about the debates, you think deba
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